Cellulant Corporation

Senior Principal Product Owner – Payouts at Cellulant Corporation

June 4, 2024
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Senior Principal Product Owner – Payouts at Cellulant Corporation

As the Senior Principal Product Owner, you will spearhead the Payouts product team.Your responsibilities include crafting a clear product vision, conducting market analysis to capture customer needs and trends, and defining the product roadmap.

You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless development and launch of innovative payout solutions that enhance customer satisfaction and business growth.


Strategic Product Visioning and Roadmap:

  • Develop a detailed, long-term vision for Payout products that align with Cellulant’s strategic goals and market opportunities.
  • Create a multi-year product roadmap, prioritising features based on customer needs, competitive advantage, and potential revenue impact.
  • Lead regular roadmap reviews and updates to adapt to changing market conditions and feedback from key stakeholders​.

Market Research and Customer Insights:

  • Conduct in-depth market analysis to identify and understand evolving trends, competitor strategies, and regulatory changes affecting payout solutions.
  • Implement ongoing customer feedback mechanisms, such as surveys and user testing, to gather direct insights from end-users about their experiences and expectations.
  • Analyse customer usage data to identify pain points and areas for improvement, ensuring product development is led by user-centric data insights​

Cross-functional Collaboration:

  • Serve as the chief liaison among technical teams (engineering and IT), design teams, business operations, marketing, and external partners to ensure alignment and cooperation throughout the product development process.
  • Organise and lead cross-functional meetings to foster team synergy, ensuring all departments are informed and engaged with the product’s progress and strategic direction.
  • Coordinate with finance and legal teams to ensure product solutions are cost-effective and comply with all regulatory requirements​.

Performance Management:

  • Establish and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) such as customer acquisition cost, retention rates, and overall user satisfaction to gauge product performance.
  • Regularly present performance reports to executive teams and stakeholders, providing insights and strategic recommendations based on data analytics.
  • Implement A/B testing and other experimental methods to refine products, enhance user experience, and optimise operational efficiency​

Compliance and Security Oversight:

  • Oversee the integration of the latest security protocols and ensure all payout products meet the highest standards of data protection and privacy laws.
  • Stay abreast of new regulatory developments affecting payment solutions globally and particularly in African markets, adapting product features to maintain compliance.
  • Coordinate audits and risk assessments with the compliance team to preemptively address potential security vulnerabilities.


  • A minimum of 8 years of experience, with at least 4 years in payment product roles.
  • Advanced degrees in business, technology, or related fields are preferred, highlighting a solid foundation in both theoretical and practical aspects of product management and development.
  • Deep understanding and experience working on remittances and cross-border payments both international and Africa, including regulatory frameworks and industry trends.
  • Knowledge of the African payments landscape.
  • Certifications: Relevant certifications might include Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Pragmatic Certified Product Manager, or similar credentials that emphasise expertise in product development and agile methodologies.


  • Expertise in financial technologies and payment systems, with a strong understanding of digital payment gateways and security protocols.
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to manage and inspire a team of product managers.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, essential for coordinating with multiple teams and reporting to executive leadership.
  • Strong number crunching capabilities with the ability to navigate and use data analysis tools to drive a data driven approach to insights and recommendations
  • A strategic mindset capable of balancing various perspectives and making informed decisions that align with business goals.

Senior Principal Product Owner – Payouts at Cellulant Corporation